We look at another incredible passage from Isaiah in which God breaks 150 years of silence to comfort Israel and provide new hope. We find this reiterated in the story of Jesus, and we find ourselves claiming the same hope today.
We look at the parables of the mustard seed, the yeast, the buried treasure, the pearl of great worth, and the dragnet. We focus on the parables of the mustard seed and the yeast, noticing their scrappiness and their need for “death” or “emptying” in order for growth.
This week, we jump back into the middle of Matthew and find Jesus sending his disciples out to depend upon the hospitality of a people he expects to be inhospitable. We find our mission in this same calling at Living Water.
In this second week of Advent, we look at the promise of a kingdom of God so full of peace that it overcomes the strife between humanity and the wild, and we see how this kingdom comes through the righteous judgment of Christ.